Press release

The Quetico Foundation is asking paddlers and non-paddlers alike to participate in a unique contest to celebrate the northern Ontario wilderness park — without going far from home. The Quetico Portage Challenge asks people to pick one of Quetico Provincial Park’s 587 portages, and then complete a similar distance near […]

The Fort Frances Youth Soccer club (FFYS) announced on its Facebook page last week that it will be cancelling its soccer season for the summer. The news comes a week after Borderland Soccer also decided to bench their season after holding out hope that they would have the chance to […]

By Bob Dunn
Special to the Times

The restaurant was west of downtown Quebec City, and “The Kid” across the table from me was just 19. At 200 pounds, this was no under-nourished minor-league prospect. As the server handed him a menu, the reporter from Montreal told him this was a legitimate expense and he should order […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

The Memorial Sports Centre in Fort Frances is looking for feasibility studies on both ice plants at the sports centre in order to be more efficient. Because both ice plants feeding the two rinks are aging out, Adam Mitchell, asset management coordinator, said they are trying to engage design and […]

By Bob dunn
Special to the Times

Being in the sports media gave one writer & broadcaster the opportunity to interview sports personalities he never imagined he’d even meet in places he never imagined he’d be. These will be his stories about their stories — or just about them — from the pages of his past, while […]

With vaccinations steadily dolling out in the region, many were holding out hope that this summer would prove to be a little more normal. Sadly, normal might have to wait another year for the region’s soccer players. Borderland Soccer League announced that they have cancelled their 2021 season for the […]

The Cyclone swimming club in Fort Frances has continued to practice, even when COVID-19 restrictions prevented them from participating in tournaments and competitions. Debbie Murray, swimming head coach, said despite not being able to hold competitions this year, the Cyclones are continuing to practice, hoping for a busier season when […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

The Memorial Sports Centre in Fort Frances is about to witness renovations and the addition of new facilities. This will be done using funding provided by the federal, provincial and municipal governments. Yesterday, Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Marcus Powlowski made the announcement along with Greg Rickford, Ontario’s Minister of Energy, […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

With summer fast approaching, many Rainy River District residents are anxious to go back to their outdoor activities. Laurie Pentney, owner and manager of Spruce Creek Golf Course in Morson, said they usually open the first week of May, perhaps earlier this year if the warm weather soldiers through. “I’ve […]

By Natali Trivuncic
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
ntrivuncic@fortfrances.com

The Fort Frances Lakers are in the market for a new head coach for the 2021/22 hockey season. The hiring process comes after former coach Bernie Lynch was suspended and ultimately terminated following allegations that he was inappropriately texting a player on the team. According to the advertisement posted by […]

Press Release

The Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the next induction ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, August 13, 2022. The Hall of Fame Committee does not nominate athletes, builders or teams. Nominations are made by the general public through an open nomination process. The final list of between […]

The Borderland Racing Association is planning on racing all summer long at the Emo Speedway if the COVID-19 guidelines from the health unit permit it. On Saturday, March 20, the Border Racing Association decided to proceed with a full racing season. The season is set to start the first weekend […]